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La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

7,822 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 7,822
Reviews: 2,716
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 331
Gots: 744 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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merryjoulton

Arkansas

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very light golden color. I must not know how to pour bottle conditioned ales because this is the second foamer I have opened this week. With the gentlest pour possible I ended up with a glass 50% full of foam. Smell was very spicy with a hint of vanilla. Tasted sour and spicy, not one hint of ethanol. Mouthfeel was good, lingering aftertaste of sweetness. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 07:36:39 | More by merryjoulton
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zrab11

Indiana

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Light azy golden yellow with alittle tinge of orange.Nice crisp 1 1/2 finger head.

S-Minimal citrus notes with a floral crisp smell

T-Super crisp and clean, get nice floral and citrus throughout the whole sip.

M-Light boddied. Nice carbonation. feels so light in the mouth but has a nice amount of flavor and hops

D-Very Drinkable. Ordered this as my last beer of the night after having 2 other sours. GGreat beer to end a night one. GOt a great triple taste but also soo crisp and light that some other tipples don't have!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 12:57:33 | More by zrab11
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craftaholic

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden honey hue with a fat three finger length head of creamy white frothy foam that has a great deal of retention.

Smell: The smell is on par with that of a belgian. There is hints of tart apple and even some pear. There is also a heavy yeast quality with hints of floral notes, spice, clove and banana. There is even a presence of alcohol so the nose really doesn't mask the abv well at all.

Taste: The flavor has a mind of its own on this one as it transforms from amounts of yeast that mix with assertive touches of orange-peel and coriander. There is also a strong bold sweetness in the malt that is signature for a trippel. There is some earthiness as well as some fruits such as the aforementioned pear as well as grape. The clove and banana rears its head again from the nose and is rounded out by a subtle bitterness to give it a great balance. After some warmth this turns into a slightly tart banana creme pie flavor.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation settles down from a misplaced overzealous tingling after a few sips and settles to a dull roar. Given some warmth and time to settle it allows the flavors to come through. After a while it turns to a decently smooth creamy texture. It finishes dry yet refreshing and is quite light in the body department.

Drinkability: This brew is almost too drinkable for a 9% and has a combination of body and potency to even make me put it in the summer brew category.

Overall: This beer reminds me of a witbier in certain aspects but the malt really puts it in it's place. It is quite light in character for a brew with such a big bodied reputation. Was quite delightful and would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 03:40:15 | More by craftaholic
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Spineypanda

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw with a decent little head that retains for some time.
Smells of slight alcohol and some banana i think, or some sort of fruit.
Tastes sweet and acidic/citrusy with the Belgian taste that most tripels have.
Carbonation is intense, like all bottle conditioned (ale on lees).

A good tripel from Canada!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 04:29:25 | More by Spineypanda
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haazer

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Bernardus chalice.

A- Pours a little more than a finger of white head. The brew is an orange marmelade color, with apple core highlights on the sides. Fairly opaque liquid, with a good amount of bubbles rising in the glass. Personally I think this might've looked better in a tulip.

S- Great combination of yeast/fruit aroma's. Picked out mainly Berries, apples, and grapes.

T- Excellent, very complex tastes, as most Tripels have. Hard to pick out the distinct flavors so I'll speak in generalities. Tastes include fruit and candy, but is not at all overly sweet. Can pick up on the malt taste in the background, and the alchohol is masked fairly well.

M- Smooth but bubbly mouthfeel from the carbonation. On the lighter end of a medium bodied beer. Alcohol is slightly warming, but welcomed especially at this time of year.

D- A sipper, and thats not to take away from its drinkability. A sipper to savor the great taste and complexity. I can see why this is so highly rated. A plus is that this is very easy to find, and its actually a quite cheaper then most other Tripel's out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 00:52:13 | More by haazer
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful golden straw hue with a thick delicious long lasting head but had weak lacing down the glass.

S: Smelled of fresh cut straw with a diluted orange juice smell, great malt aromas crown the rest of the brew.

T: Has a butter creme taste with dried banana and definitely a strong alcohol taste in the back.

M/D: Highly carbonated and a high alcohol feel light and easily drinkable as very pleasurable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 03:37:32 | More by Kemmerlin
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PintOHops

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a goblet.

Appearance/Smell - Appears a clouded golden/straw color with a massive head and decent retention. Attractive tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen coming up the rim of the glass, and it leaves some broken & splashy lacing. Smells of a big semi sweet banana nose, hints of clove, corn husk, and orange zests. Some fruity grape & pair notes as well, and a very subtle buttery/toffee, as it warms, lots of alcoholic aroma pronounces itself well, sorta clouding most of the smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of a semi bright citrus note that hits the tongue first, and then washes away with a big corn husk/grainy/bisciuty flavor. Hints of banana, but not as strong as in the smell, orange zest notes seem to come between all flavors. Alcohol burn finishes this one as expected, and corn husk & banana notes seem to linger a bit. Mouthfeel has a firm bite of carbonation, along with a slightly smooth & silky feel, medium-full bodied but more so on the medium side.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - I'm not a big fan of Tripels, but I do appreciate them, this one was balanced well without being so alcoholic, overly bitey, and harsh, and the drinkability was great although the ABV is very high. I could easily put down a couple small goblets of this great brew on a cool day, I did however get a little tired of the flavors after a couple goblets, so I wouldn't really enjoy drinking anymore than that. Not much to say, if you enjoy this style than try this one, it's definitely the smoothest one Ive had so far.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 22:15:30 | More by PintOHops
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a nearly opaque honey color with a large foamy white head that dissipates quickly. There's a lot of carbonation floating up to the top of the glass.

S: Dark fruits, floral smells, yeasty notes and a hint of booze in the background. Definitely piques my interest.

T: Wheat and yeast notes up front give way to a fruity sourness that reminds me of slightly under-ripe cherries. The booze doesn't come through whatsoever in the taste.

M: Dry all the way though as you'd expect from a tripel. Spot on for the style.

D: Not something you'd drink every day, but I drank the entire bottle by myself without any trouble.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 03:44:06 | More by schlimenhaumer
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head quickly dissipating, lacing down the glass.

S: Citrus scents, slight hops and a hint of yeast.

T: Citrus (lemon), has some banana and prominent hop characteristics.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation, very smooth.

D: A smooth 9% tripel, very drinkable and could potentially get you into some trouble, but a nice solid ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 22:56:37 | More by mavbrew
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Slynger

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy and orangish dirty-blonde in color, with a large fuzzy, bubbly white head. The smell is a bit sweet of caramel, with bushels of tart fruits and yeasty spice. The taste synch's with the smell nicely. Belgian candy sugar sweetness is light in comparison to tart green apples, pears, and lemony citrus. Bread-like maltiness continues to fill the body, and yeasty, light pepper spiciness closes this one out. Medium bodied with loads of fresh carbonation lead to a bubbly, yet creamy mouthfeel. This is my first--and a quite good offering--from Unibroue. It is not the equal of the Bernardus triple I recently had and, while I have not yet taken on the Westmalle, Karmeliet, or other big dog's of the style, it still seems a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 05:38:03 | More by Slynger
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Tulip glass

A - Body has a golden straw color to it; some lacing; moderate amount of carbonation; average amount of head

S - Yeasty floral smells come up, followed by aromas typical of a white ale or tripel (coriander, orange peel, lemon); surprised that high ABV doesn't come out, probably from the right mix of ingredients

T - Orange peel and lemon scents come up; malt tastes add to the overall complexity of the beer; some subtle spices are added to this mix; slight sour aftertaste; citrus & yeast flavors

M - Effervescent feel over the tongue; thin in consistency though which does make it smooth but I thought it would definitely be a bit thicker; regardless it was still a nice mixture of ingredients

D - Very easy drink; nice job from the brewery north of the boarder; a world-class beer that strands on its own; one of the best Tripels I have had

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 06:05:01 | More by ferrari29
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waughbrew

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw, white fizzy head with decent stay-time. Complex aroma of peppery spiciness, peach,mango, and banana fruitiness, flower petals, and sweet grains. Flavor starts very sweet and orangy with aforementioned pepper and high carbonation spritz. Ends in a nice balance as the acidity and sweetness fade away. Phenolics seem a bit minerally in a pleasant way. Alcohol is rather hidden in the flavor but not the effect. Pleasant fuzziness sets in quickly with this brew. Very well-rounded, but strong flavors and solid spiciness. Well-made and complex.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 02:07:53 | More by waughbrew
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mshallah

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with silver foil at the neck and a label of Quebec surrounded with glowing light. Hazy gold color. Sudsy head with a clovey, spicey nose. Winey alcohol smell also present. Lemony taste upfront with Belgian yeast funk trailing it up. Dryish sweet finish with a rounded tang. At 9%abv this beer at first seems a Duvel clone, but a closer taste reveals far more Belgian yeast character that includes a sourness and a wet blanket funk. This complexity makes this beer a "must try". Try it with seafood dishes, herbed vegetables, cheese courses, or as a night-cap sipper.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 16:21:18 | More by mshallah
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SnowGoon99

Maine

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: bottle into a Stella Artois glass.

Pours a dark yellow, straw color. Not a thick head but one that stays down the glass for some nice lacing. Only thing that dings it is actually probably my fault in pouring the lees into the glass by accident. So i didn't get the full effect. Aroma is killer with some Belgian esters standing out. Nice fruity aromas with some sweet type aromas.

Flavors are kinda all over the place. On one hand there's some nice malt sweetness with some fruitiness. But on the other there's some hot alcohol which i guess can be expected with a high alcohol beer with Belgian yeast. That's the only ding i have in flavor. It's also kinda weird in the mouthfeel in that you can tell it has a lot of body but it's cut by the carbonation. But this also could be a characteristic of the style. Still makes for a very drinkable beer.

Overall a really nice beer. It's not one you could have a bunch of and survive a night. But very tasty and would try for anyone.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 00:16:04 | More by SnowGoon99
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teamburma

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Easy pour, nice colour and decent head (which doesn't last long). The beer has a mild aroma which is flowery and pleasant.

Feels nice in the mouth - small, smooth bubbles flow easily.

Taste is yeasty and typical of strong beer - but better than most. Taste moves along the tongue where it rests in the back with a mild aftertaste. The enjoyable taste hides the strong alcohol content but your mouth revealingly puckers ever so slightly along the sides of the bottom of the palette.

This is a 9% beer and you can tell it should be consumed slowly. Start drinking to fast and it saturates your mouth.

Not an everyday beer but a good one to share with a friend, if you split a 750ml bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2010 00:31:03 | More by teamburma
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IPAescotch

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks like an uncarbonated unfiltered orange juice, hazy and yellow. Poured a 3 inch head with not much retention. Reasonably carbonated.
Peanuts and charcoal scent. Fruity.
Tastes same as it smells.
Rich creamy finish.
Exceptional quality and highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 02:24:47 | More by IPAescotch
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iasanlee

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly cloudy copper yellow, white fizzy head.

S- Lemon zest and vanilla. Yeast.

T- Smooth and a touch spicy. A hint of citrus, and a definite sweetness. Yeast is still there. A touch dry.

M- A light body. Lots of carbonation and very smooth.

D- This is delicious. I am excited to finish this 750ml. I will be back for more.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 06:01:44 | More by iasanlee
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domtronzero

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes taken 9-22-07 at a beer tasting my friend and I put on.

A - Pastel light hazy yellow. Huge frothy white head. Long lasting head retention and lacing left all over the glass.

S - Fruity with caramel and malty sweetness. Alcohol smeel in the background.

T - Subdued grassy hops. Mostly banana and clove-like phenols with a nice subtle spice. Ethanol flavor noted in the finish.

M - Medium viscocity and slick. Tongue coating. A little alcohol dryness on the tongue.

D - Overall a good Belgian style ale. I enjoyed it and would probably buy more of these in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2007 18:51:37 | More by domtronzero
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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Single bottle

Appearance: Pours a very nice light hazy orange with a decent head that gives way to a lace around the rim from the rising bubbles.

Smell: The spice/clove flavor comes through strong that leaves some fruity and a hint of the alcohol that lies underneath the well blended flavors.

Taste: Similar to the smell, the clove and orange peel are the first through, but the alcohol leaves a nice warm finish as it goes down. Not too much, but you know it's there. Very nice combination of flavors that work well together.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the carbonated side, which is to be expected, but does not detract from the beer.

Drinkability: Good to enjoy over a period of time. Do not rush through this beer, it has a lot to offer that would be missed due to a hurried drinking.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 05:31:22 | More by madtrixter787
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schroederm

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a snifter:

Opaque yellow brown body with a thick, thick head. A chalice would be best for this brew. Citrus, farm, and yeast in the nose. Absolutely awesome maltiness, and exceptionally well rounded. A little lemon in there, a touch on the sour side. Highly carbonated, but that's too be expected. Very drinkable.

Overall: Another solid win from Unibroue, La Fin Du Monde is available, reasonably priced, and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 17:14:21 | More by schroederm
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redteg02

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: to be quite honest with you it looks like i pissed in the glass. very thick urine yellow with a thick head.

Smell: touch of fruit with a hint of alcohol, still not very impressed

Taste: execptionally smooth, strong fruit flavors but nothing over powering. the fact that really dont like pale ale's tells you how good this must be

Mouthfeel: carbination is perfect. it is high dont get me wrong but it works exceptionally well with this beer

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2005 07:43:33 | More by redteg02
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A full charged straw yellow, honey-colored body. Rapid carbonation leads to an airy head that is tough to beat. The hazy body hosts the yeast cells drifting around the bottom.

Smell: This aroma is phenomenal. It is filled, I mean filled, with citrus and spice. Fresh black pepper and clove is followed by the freshness of lemon. A belgian yeast aroma is clearly present.

Taste and mouthfeel: The carbonation feels like little pin pricks hitting the tongue. A sweet, light malt is extremely smooth. The alcohol gently warms your body as it travels down your throat. This is like a belgian wit on steroids.

Drinkability: "The end of the world" packs a serious punch of flavors, aroma, and brain kick. Remarkably good, but you may end up at La Fin du Monde if you go to nuts with this one. This is such and awesome beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2005 23:46:20 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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vfgccp

New York

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Cloudy, pale tan-yellow. Almost like banana juice. Fine bubbled head with nice retention and lace.

S – Earthy, Belgium spices: coriander, pepper corn, orange zest. Dull edges. Touch of booze.

T – Slow to ramp-up. Black pepper, nectarine, booze. Herbal bitter middle with coriander and faint banana. Warm booze on the backend.

M – Nice, medium body with a bright carbonation, and a boozy sweet finish.

O – A nice, complex brew that’s easy to drink at a slow-to-moderate pace, and easy to pair with a broad range of foods. A good cocktail-party beer if you will.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2011 22:51:41 | More by vfgccp
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden, tinting yellow beer, with creamy white head.

Sweet yeast aroma with banana and pineapple. All blends well into a nice sweetness.

Sweet taste too. A very well blended mix of bread, banana, even peach. A bit more carbonated than I like for a tripel. But overall an excellent example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 22:01:42 | More by birderbeerer
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light turbid yellow with about 2 inches of head. Good retention and ok lacing.

S- Not too strong. A little yeast, some apples, some light fruit, some grapes.

T- Yeasty spices. Clove and a little grape. Good for a tripel, spicer than I expected. A little phenolic. Pleasant. The Belgian yeast really takes a prominent role.

M- Well carbonated, medium to light bodied. Dry finish. Nothing wrong here.

D- I could stick with it for a while, but I prefer a good Belgian dark ale to the tripels.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2009 21:51:59 | More by LordAdmNelson
La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue
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